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Monday July 31st, 2017

Update 4.2.0

Hello railroaders,

we have already given you lots of information about Update 4.2.0 over recent weeks. The first servers have received the update by now. By the end of next week, all servers will run on version 4.2.0.

Here’s a summary of the most important information. The update brings some big changes that we’ve developed in cooperation with players. Additionally, there are loads of bug fixes and crucial performance improvements.

Not all new content will be unlocked on all game worlds right away, however. Europe servers, as well as DE-101 and US-102 will have all the new content unlocked with the update. USA scenario servers need to restart, before the new content is unlocked. Classic servers will initially only receive the features of the new Plus Account – three of which immediately with the update. The detailed prestige overview will come once the game worlds are restarted.

The following overview provides you with more information about the most important features of the update.

Performance and bug fixing

Loading times will improve dramatically with Update 4.2.0. We looked at certain actions with the selection of multiple engines and also made opening certain screens or features smoother.

Bug fixing is also a big chunk of the update. We did a lot of work here to improve your gaming experience. A full list is available in the changelog section of the forum.

HUD

The user interface was enhanced in cooperation with players. It now looks more like the Classic version’s interface again. Development focused mainly on four different criteria: overview, readability, consistency and convenience. Here we made a big step forward and we’re continuing to work on further improvements.

Plus Account

The Plus Account has been supplemented with four new features. The often-requested feature to save schedules has finally made it into the game. Additionally, the Plus Account now includes a detailed prestige overview that players have been requesting for a long time. A servicing filter and a guaranteed bonus video for more rewards are also part of the package. With the update, the price of the Plus Account will be increased to 150 Gold. Until the end of October, however, the new Plus Account can still be bought for 100 Gold; this means you can try out the new features without additional costs.

Widgets

Widgets are a powerful new tool in Rail Nation. In the form of lists, they can be placed on the screen individually, can be moved and scaled, and they allow many actions to be executed directly. Currently, there are four different widgets: association, engines, cities and competitions. More of these aids are already being planned.

Chat

The chat has been overhauled in Update 4.2.0 as well. It has been aligned with the HUD and improved with regard to layout and readability. The feature that allows for texts to be copied using a keyboard shortcut has also returned, following the requests of many players. The chat server connection has also improved.

You can find more information in our forum post.

We wish you lots of fun and travel safely!
The Rail Nation Team

4 Comments

  • Sir Waltherr says:

    on the schedule screen i am missing the buttons to center the map to a selcted city

  • john harris says:

    ever since you started this new server lots of us cant log onto game so i guess we wont be playing anymore was great while it lasted

  • John Wonder says:

    So we get more bells and whistles wow. How about if you fix the bugs that already in all the verision of this game. A for instance on Big Ben you can’t complete Lucy’s task of opening the regional ranking because Marta is nowhere to be found. Got to wonder if these updates are tested on a live verision of the game. PTR is not a live verision of the game those people over there are not reporting bugs the only reason they are playing there is because they get 2000 gold each era and more gold for the end game so they don’t have to spend real money to buy any gold. I also had a look at the change log in the forum that is a huge list of bugs for a new verision of the game. Of course when we report a bug to support we get the standard answer it is a known bug it is on the bug fix list but we can’t tell you when or if it will ever be fixed. The standing joke with the Rail Nation is you guys fix 1 or 2 bugs and create a whole new set. It is really a sad state for the people that spend 100’s if not 1000’s of dollars over a round and what do they get a game that has so many bugs in it that they will never be fixed. Now we are getting the 403 error again when we log in from the facebook page we were told we would never have to worry about that one again. At some point I do think Rail Nation will suffer the same fate as Truck Nation it no longer can be played. Oh maybe I am wrong on that one when all the people that buy gold stop playing the game you will get a whole new group of players that know nothing about all the bugs in the game. Would be nice if the people that have been loyal to Rail Nation over the years would get something for there efforts it is our money that is feeding your families so give us something to show for our investment into the game.

  • John Wonder says:

    So we got a lot bells and whistles with this update on Big Ben well for starters the Lucy’s task of opening the regional ranking dose not work Marta is not showing below Lucy. It would be much better if you would fix the bugs that are in the different versions now instead of creating more bugs I looked at the change log in the forum that is a huge list of bugs that were fixed or not fixed we shall see. On Big Ben my screen looks as though it has gotten water inside of it. My biggest question though is do your tech people test these new features on a live server before dumping them on the poor people that play this messed up game. Most of these new features really serve no purpose other then to clutter the game with more bells and whistles. Next question dose anyone ever read the feedback that is posted in the blogs because there is never any feedback from Rail Nation. If you are going to raise the price of plus account maybe you should lower the prices of gold purchases for those of us that buy gold in the game. Your most loyal players spend 100’s if not 1000’s of dollars buying gold but do we get any kind of advantage over the player that spends no money on gold. The game is still geared towards the casual player who spends no real money in the game. All us gold buying players are doing is making the fat cats at Travan Games rich and we have nothing to show for being loyal to the game
    You can take your new features and stick them where the sun don’t shine I for one have no intention of using them. Like I stated before all updates should be tested on a live server before being dumped on the masses that do play this game please don’t tell that the PTR servers are live servers because they are not and you are bribing people with 2000 gold each era do you really think they are taking the time to report every bug they encounter they are only playing over there because then they don’t have to buy any gold you give them a total of 12,000 gold plus another 2000 for the endgame I have only ever reported 1 or maybe 3 bugs on the PTR servers because it is just a waste of my time because those bugs still make it into the live servers and when we contact support about them the answer we get all the time is it’s a known bug it has been added to the bug fix list but we have no idea when or if it will ever be fixed. 98% of the time those bugs never get fixed. Now we are getting the dreaded 404 error again when we log in from the facebook page we were told we would never have to worry about that one again. To sum this up I think what happens here is for every bug you fix in the game at least another 5-10 show up I think your tech people do there testing in a controlled enviorment and not real world every time they do the youtube vidioes the screens look so perfect and everything seems to work without a flaw but when it gets in real world and real time it becomes a frustrating joke and the joke always seems to be on the players

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